Nearly 4 million Americans work remotely at least half the time, and somewhere around 70% of office workers work remotely at least once per week.

The workplace is changing, but Xerox makes keeping up with remote work trends easier than ever. In this post, we’ll explore the tools that make this possible and how you can use them to modernize your workforce.

xerox cloud document archival for small businessesXerox Gives Your Remote Teams the Tools They Need

Xerox multifunction printers come “stock” with just about everything you could want to make remote work possible—and when you account for the dozens of helpful web-based apps in the Xerox App Gallery, you can truly start to see the possibilities.

Consider for a moment what your remote workers might need. Things like:

  • Instant access to digitized documents
  • Scheduled print jobs
  • Import documents directly into apps (possible with Xerox Web Capture)
  • Recieve or send documents through scan-to-email
  • Mobile functionality (e.g., phone or tablet)
  • Searchable document archive

…And more are all things that would come in handy during a typical remote work day, and, of course, these are all things possible with Xerox technology. Collaborating with other staff members in the office has never been easier—Xerox makes it feel like you’re all in the same place.

xerox telecommuting featuresXerox Helps You Catch Up Quickly

It sounds like a pretty high number at first glance, but according to a Gallup survey from last year, we learned that nearly 50% of Americans are now working remotely at least some of the time.

This number has been steadily increasing year after year, and when you stop to think about it, it makes a lot of sense—thanks to digitization, much of the same work that can be accomplished in person at the office can, at least in some situations, be accomplished easily as well regardless of where the employee is physically.

The land of remote work isn’t all roses though: roughly one fifth of regular remote workers report feelings of loneliness and having to combat home distractions as their biggest struggles. Coming in to the office at least some of the time seems to alleviate this. But with that in mind, it’s important to understand that remote work isn’t a “flash in the pan.” Younger generations of workers are even coming to expect and prefer to at least have the option to do so occasionally.

If you aren’t particularly opposed to the idea of allowing your staff to work remotely but you don’t have the technological foundation to support it, that’s where Xerox can come in. Within a very short period of time, you can be up and running with great features like digital document archival in the cloud, scan-to-email, scheduled printing tasks, remote tech support, and so much more.

How Will You Use Xerox Features to Make Remote Work Easier?

Combined with a strong document management strategy, using modern Xerox technology has enabled thousands of businesses worldwide to change the way they do business—no matter where their staff lives.

It’s important to remember that just because your work spaces and document archival have been digitized, it doesn’t mean that your advertising strategy has to be (at least not completely). To get an idea of what you can do with the right Xerox office equipment when hard copy matters the most, check out our post 3 Business Scenarios When “Going Paperless” is a Bad Idea.

Our team at Professional Document Solutions would love to start a conversation with you about how our products and services can help your business grow. Feel free to visit any of our many convenient locations across Colorado or request a free online quote today.